The Atlanta Hawks drafted high upside forward Cam Reddish, with pick number ten in the 2019 NBA Draft. Though Cam is oozing with potential, he did not live up to expectations in the NCAA. This article explores the reasons why, and how he can avoid the same fate at the NBA level.
The Atlanta Hawks are putting together quite the young team. After trading three-point marksman Taurean Prince, the team added two versatile forwards that will complete to replace him on the wing. De’Andre Hunter the Hawks first selection in the 2019 NBA Draft, is the safer more experienced prospect. Hunter certainly has a higher floor, but he also has a lower ceiling. Being known for great player development, Atlanta took a swing at the enigmatic Cam Reddish who has an extremely high upside, with their second draft selection. While Reddish is very, very talented, he certainly has some development to undergo. Let look at the good and bad of Cam Reddish, and what he needs to do to reach NBA stardom for the Atlanta Hawks.
NBA Combine Measurements:
Height: 6’8 Weight: 208
Wingspan: 7’1 Standing Reach: 8’10
Cam Reddish entered Duke University as a five-star prospect and the number three recruit in the 2018 class according to 247sports.com. That ranked him four spots ahead of this year’s number one overall pick Zion Williamson! There is a saying going around Twitter, “If your favorite player has been in the NBA for three years or less, Cam Reddish has probably given him 40 points in high school”.. This means that Cam Reddish has scored big against some of the best. The following tweet by Sports Illustrated TV, shows highlights of how dominant Reddish was at the high school level. It also includes high honors from his high school coach.